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2020 GMC Yukon XL Denali 4WD
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2020 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
Kyree Williams Preview:

The GMC Yukon XL, a long-wheelbase full-size SUV, offers seats for up to 9 people. It goes into 2020 mostly unchanged. It competes with the likes of the Ford Expedition Max. The Yuko...

2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
Cherise Threewitt Preview:

The Cadillac Escalade ESV, the extended-wheelbase version of the full-size luxury SUV, was last redesigned in 2015. Cadillac is expected to revamp the Escalade again in the coming year...

Specs

2020 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD
Powertrain 10-Speed Automatic 10-Speed Automatic
Drivetrain
4X4
4X4
Fuel Economy, City
14 MPG
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Fuel Economy, Highway
20 MPG
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Fuel Tank Volume 31 gal 31 gal
Engine
Fuel Type
Gasoline
Gasoline
Power
420 hp @ 5,600 RPM
420 hp @ 5,600 RPM
Torque
460 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
460 lb-ft @ 4,100 RPM
Cylinders
8 cylinders
8 cylinders
Compression Ratio
11.5:1
11.5:1
Displacement
6,200 cc
6,200 cc
Bore x Stroke
4.06 in x 3.62 in
4.06 in x 3.62 in
Safety
ABS Brakes Standard Standard
Driver Airbag Standard Standard
Passenger Airbag Standard Standard
Front Side Airbags Standard Standard
Curtain Airbags Standard Standard
NHTSA Crash Test Results
Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Overall 4 stars --
Front Crash Driver 4 stars --
Front Crash Passenger 4 stars --
Side Crash Overall 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Driver 5 stars 5 stars
Side Barrier Passenger 5 stars 5 stars
Side Pole Driver 4 stars 4 stars
Comfort and Convenience
Air Conditioning Standard Standard
CD Player Standard Standard
Radio Standard Standard
Power Windows Standard Standard
Power Door Locks Standard Standard
Driver Power Seats Standard Standard
Passenger Power Seats Standard Standard
Interior
Maximum Seating 8 seats 8 seats
Front Legroom 45.3 in 45.3 in
Back Legroom 39.7 in 39.7 in
Payload and Towing
Cargo Volume 39.3 cu ft 39.3 cu ft
Maximum Payload 1,510 lbs 1,390 lbs
Standard Towing Capacity 7,900 lbs 7,900 lbs
Maximum Towing Capacity 7,900 lbs 7,900 lbs
Exterior
Length 224.4 in 224.3 in
Width 80.5 in 80.5 in
Height 74.4 in 74 in
Wheelbase 130 in 130 in

Available Options

2020 GMC Yukon XL
Denali 4WD
2020 Cadillac Escalade ESV
4WD

Exterior Colors

  • Black Raven
  • Crystal White Tricoat
  • Dark Adriatic Blue Metallic
  • Dark Mocha Metallic
  • Radiant Silver Metallic
  • Red Passion Tintcoat
  • Satin Steel Metallic
  • Shadow Metallic

Option Packages

  • GALVANO Surround Grille LPO
  • LPO, Radiant Package
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels With High-Gloss Black Finish
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Split 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Chrome Finish
  • LPO, Front Brake Kit-Performance
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 5-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Ultra Bright Machined/High-Gloss Black Finish
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Black-Painted Wheels With Chrome Inserts With Black Center Caps
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) 7-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Silver Finish
  • LPO, 22" (55.9 CM) Split 6-Spoke Alloy Wheels With Ultra Bright Machined/MANOOGIAN Silver Finish

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